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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement after President Obama announced the withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq by the end of the year.   “Today President Obama has delivered on his pledge to the American people that all... Read More
  • Markey queries NRC on policies and accountability for public statements WASHINGTON, D.C. – Concerned that public statements made by representatives of Entergy Nuclear, the licensee of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, contradict the factual history of the plant, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Nuclear... Read More
  •   MEDFORD, MA – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement after confirmation of the death of ousted Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi. “The people of Libya have finally been liberated from the man President Reagan famously called the ‘Mad... Read More
  • With home heating fuel prices expected to rise this winter, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers sends letter to DHHS urging release of LIHEAP funding to help households prepare WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the Department of Energy (DOE) reporting an increase in the price for most heating fuels this winter, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.),... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (October 20, 2011) – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a schedule to develop national standards for disposal... Read More
  • Congressman introduced Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 2011 in wake of Fukushima meltdowns MEDFORD, MA – Congressman Edward J. Markey, the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member on the Energy and Commerce Committee, today released the following statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) directed its... Read More
  • Congressman Releases Queries to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Others Following New York Times Report on Gas Leases and Mortgages WASHINGTON (October 20, 2011) – Following a New York Times report that says mortgage lenders and borrowers are facing new risks and conflicts when natural gas extraction occurs on mortgaged land, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)... Read More
  • Markey Queries NRC on Returning Shut-down Reactor to Active Status; Reactor Had Hole in Reactor, Hit by Tornado, Now with 30 Foot Crack Discovered in Containment Structure WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Davis Besse nuclear facility that serves Cleveland, Toledo and other areas of Ohio was shut down years ago because of a hole discovered in a reactor.... Read More
  • State Called Most Energy Efficient in Nation Medford, MA (October 20, 2011) – Massachusetts was called the most energy efficient state in the nation today by the experts at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, beating out California for the top spot for the first time. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts... Read More
  • Congressman Supports Solar Industry’s Battle against Chinese Trade Practices WASHINGTON (October 19, 2011) -- A group of seven domestic manufacturers of solar energy technology filed a petition today with the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission calling for a halt to the illegal dumping of Chinese solar panels into... Read More
  • MEDFORD, MA – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement after the Social Security Administration announced that it will issue a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase starting in January 2012. This is the first COLA in three years. “Social... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, issued the following statement after the release of Israeli Army Corporal Gilad Shalit:   “Today is a day of celebration for Gilad Shalit, his family and for all the people of Israel. After 5 years of unjust... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Edward Markey, John Olver and Michael Capuano, today announced that Massachusetts will receive over $28.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace transit buses, complete station construction projects and improve connections between rail and bus services... Read More
  • Floor Statement – Debate on Amendments Markey Amendment on Public Participation H.R. 2273, “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act” October 14, 2011   As prepared for delivery  Two weeks ago, scientists at a massive facility in Europe announced that they may have discovered a particle that travels faster than the speed... Read More
  • Congressman introduced ‘Do Not Track Kids’ legislation to protect online privacy of children and teens   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Concerned that the pairing of the new Kindle Fire tablet with its must-use Silk browser means Amazon could track each Web click of Kindle Fire users Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a... Read More
  • Rep. Turner Confuses Cutting Unneeded Nuclear Weapons With Disarmament   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement in response to Rep. Mike Turner’s (R-Ohio) mistaken assertion that cutting the nuclear weapons budget... Read More
  • Lawmakers joined by 22 members of Congress in letter urging protection of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program   WASHINGTON, DC – October 12, 2011– This morning, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 25 House members... Read More
  • 64 members of Congress sign letter to Super Committee calling for cuts to nuclear budget before slashing bedrock programs for seniors, families and most vulnerable   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Currently, America is the financial caretaker for 5,000 nuclear warheads. The U.S. will spend an estimated $700 billion on nuclear weapons and related programs... Read More
  • Lawmaker is author of Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2011   WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released the following statement today after the FDA announced... Read More
  • 65 members of Congress sign letter to Super Committee calling for cuts to nuclear weapons budget, preservation of programs for seniors, families and Americans with disabilities     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Exactly 25 years ago today, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met in Reykjavik to discuss how to rid the world of nuclear weapons.... Read More